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Fiber Can Help Improve Your Teeth Heres How

Posted on 8/24/2020 by Winning Smile Dental Group
Most people are aware of the benefits of fiber and how great it is for your overall body health. Fiber offers great health benefits, but what it offers teeth and gums may not be so well-known. Maintaining a high fiber diet has been widely recommended by health professionals for years. Here's a quick overview on how fiber can promote great oral health alongside your whole-body health. How Fiber Looks After Teeth When we consume foods that contain high levels of fiber, these foods often require more chewing. The longer that we chew our food, the more saliva our mouths produce. This prolonged chewing works wonders for keeping our teeth and gums healthy. The more saliva in the mouth, the more health benefits it has to offer. Saliva production kick starts our digestive system and is capable of fighting off bacteria in the mouth. When there are bad bacteria build up in the mouth, it can eventually cause tooth decay or other dental diseases, but saliva will work at removing any acid in the mouth that thins tooth enamel. As we consume high fiber foods, the saliva will also remove leftover food particles in our mouth and between teeth. Every time we make a conscious effort to eat more high fiber foods such as fruits and vegetables, we are also protecting our teeth against tooth decay. Now that we know how important fiber is in our diet, for both teeth and gum health as well as keeping our digestive system happy, it is vital to add into our daily routine of healthy living and oral care. Need a dental check to make sure your teeth and gums are happy and healthy? Call our office to find out more about scheduling a routine dental appointment....
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What Does an Intraoral Camera Actually Do?

Posted on 8/10/2020 by Winning Smile Dental Group
Just as it is with any other field of medicine, technology is changing the way dentists perform their jobs as well. Advanced surgical techniques, futuristic laser procedures, same-day implants and many, many other aspects of dental care have rapidly evolved over the last few years. One such example we would like to take a further look at is an intraoral camera. This device has nearly limitless oral care applications from checkups to major surgery. The versatility of its design and function makes this piece of equipment a must have for many of today's modern dental professionals. Here are a few ways it can help with your dental health: Improves Exams and Diagnosis An intraoral camera is a tiny digital camera which can be placed inside the patients' mouth to take incredible, high-definition pictures at any and all directions. These cameras can be positioned and maneuvered in such a way as to see every possible angle of not only an individual tooth but of the entire mouth. This is so much more effective in performing an exam on the patient, as well as discovering what exactly their problem may be. Improves Patient Care and Treatment In addition to the advantages it offers in initial exams and analysis, intraoral cameras are also indispensable in treating various dental conditions. Long gone are the days of the dentist holding a long mirror in the back of your mouth to get a quick, unsteady look at something. Now, with the help of this device, your doctor can get a full and complete view of your mouth from any angle. This gives them a much better idea for how to go in and take care of your problem. To see how these incredible pieces of technology can improve your oral health, don't hesitate to give us a call here at our offices....
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Are Tongue Piercings Safe for your Mouth?

Posted on 7/23/2020 by Winning Smile Dental Group
Your mouth is a multipurpose gateway to your body, and your oral health is critical to your overall well being. As such, it bodes well to ensure that you don't put your oral health in jeopardy with your lifestyle choices. It's bewildering how people, especially the younger generation, pierce different parts of their mouth without a critical assessment of the oral health consequences.  No matter the type of oral piercing you opt for, you always need to put your oral health first. You run some risks of contracting an oral ailment, whether you choose to have a piercing placed vertically or horizontally on the tongue, lips, or cheeks, or uvula. You always need to be on guard against any possible oral problem that might accompany your oral piercing. Possible Oral Health Effects of Oral Piercing The permanent presence of a metal insert in your mouth can give rise to a wide range of health effects. The area of the insert traps food particles and plaque, creating a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause a wide range of oral ailments including bad breath, gum diseases, periodontitis, etc. The movement of the piercings can abrade various parts of your dentition, causing nerve damage, chipped, worn or broken teeth, swelling, damaged dental work, etc. What to Do About Dental Problems Caused by Oral Piercing Proper oral care for the piercing site can go a long way in preventing any outbreak of oral problems in the long run. You need to take time out to clean your piercing rings regularly. Choose an oral piercing style that'll be easier for you to clean and maintain. Avoid metallic or large barbells to minimize the risk of tooth damage from impact. You should also avoid fiddling or playing impact sports with your piercing ring. Want more info on how to care for your oral piercing? Call our experts today....
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All Posts:

Fiber Can Help Improve Your Teeth Heres How
8/24/2020
What Does an Intraoral Camera Actually Do?
8/10/2020
Are Tongue Piercings Safe for your Mouth?
7/23/2020
Ice Can Lead to Extensive Oral Damage if Chewed
7/7/2020
Top Three Signs of Gum Disease
6/22/2020
Times Where You May Want a Glass Filling
6/8/2020
Things to Do to Keep Your Jawbone Strong
5/25/2020
The Benefits of Getting Your Teeth Whitened in Our Office
5/11/2020
Signs of Microdontia
4/20/2020
Reasons Your Mouth May Experience Bone Loss
4/6/2020
Is Too Much Toothpaste a Problem?
3/23/2020
Ice is Not Meant for Chewing
3/9/2020
I Think My Tooth Just Went Numb, What Do I Do?
2/29/2020
How Your Teeth Need to Be Treated Right After Whitening
2/15/2020
Reasons Teeth May Hurt When Waking Up Each Day
1/25/2020
How to Brush Effectively as Age or Physical Injury Limits Mobility
1/15/2020
Understanding How Hard Bristled Brushes Damage Your Enamel
12/25/2019
Top Reasons to Fear Someone Using Your Toothbrush
12/15/2019
Is It Safe to Share a Toothbrush?
11/25/2019
How to Handle Fear of Coming to Our Office
11/15/2019
Snoring Needs to Be Checked Instead of Just Ignored
10/25/2019
How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy During Illnesses
10/15/2019
What to Know About Cavity Treatment
9/25/2019
How Long Should You Expect Whitening from Our Office to Last?
9/15/2019
Is Produce Able to Help You Floss if You Can't?
8/25/2019
How to Make Good Oral Choices When Snacking
8/15/2019
Drinks You Should Avoid to Keep Your Oral Health Up
7/23/2019
Does Eating More Fiber Help Keep Your Oral Health in Good Standing?
7/13/2019
Mouthguards Can Help You Sleep if You Snore or Struggle to Breathe
6/25/2019
How You Develop More Cavities by Sleeping with Your Mouth Open
6/15/2019
When Is the Last Time You Brushed the Roof of Your Mouth?
5/25/2019
What White Bread Can Do to Damage Your Teeth
5/15/2019
It Is Important You Do Not Bleach Your Teeth Too Much
4/25/2019
Is Beet Sugar Any Safer for Your Teeth?
4/15/2019
TMJ Issues Can Leave You with Ringing Ears
3/30/2019
Times Where You Need to Consider Covering Cosmetic Dental Issues with Veneers
3/20/2019
Crowns Need Special Care or They Could Break
2/25/2019
Crooked Teeth Can Lead to Many Oral Health Problems
2/15/2019
Managing the Pain of a Dental Abscess
1/30/2019
Lowering How Much Sugar You Consume Can Help Improve Your Oral Health
1/20/2019
What Options Do You Have for Tooth Whitening Procedures?
12/30/2018
What Missing Teeth Do to Facial Aesthetics
12/20/2018
Battle Bad Breath with Foods You Eat
11/30/2018
As a General Dentist, We Can Help with a Wide Array of Dental Problems
11/20/2018
Signs Your Enamel is Starting to Get Weak
10/20/2018
Do You Really Need to Use a Tongue Scraper?
9/30/2018
Do You Need a Fluoride Supplement?
9/20/2018
What to Look for When Buying a New Toothbrush
8/30/2018
What to Eat to Quickly Freshen Your Breath
8/20/2018
The Importance of Good Oral Health if you Have a Blood Disorder
7/20/2018
How Does Tooth Loss Affect Seniors?
7/10/2018
Many People Do Not Have Their Oral Health Prioritized Properly
6/23/2018
How to Get Past the Fear of a Root Canal
6/13/2018
Does Warm Weather Actually Harm Your Mouth?
5/23/2018
Does Sensitive Teeth Toothpaste Really Help?
5/13/2018
Does It Hurt to Floss Too Much?
4/20/2018
Dangers of Brushing Your Teeth Too Often
4/10/2018
Times Where Gingival Contouring Could Improve Your Oral Health
10/30/2010

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